Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Senate to debate as Republicans attempt to derail $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill – live updates

A handful of rightwing “super-spreaders” on social media were responsible for the bulk of election misinformation in the run-up to the Capitol attack, according to a new study that also sheds light on the staggering reach of falsehoods pushed by Donald Trump. A report from the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), a group that includes Stanford […]

House passes sweeping bills on voting rights and police reform – live updates

5.59am EST 05:59 Hi, and welcome to our live coverage of Thursday’s US politics. Here’s a run down of the main stories at the moment, and what is in the diary for today… Yesterday House Democrats passed a sweeping expansion of federal voting rights. The For The People act would be the most significant enhancement […]

Biden accuses Republicans of ‘Neanderthal thinking’ for lifting mask mandates – live

5.29pm EST 17:29 Biden thanks House Democrats for their partnership at virtual meeting After an introduction from Nancy Pelosi, Biden thanked her and other Congressional Democrats. “Nancy, I love you,” he said. “Congressman Clyburn, I also want to note that was almost exactly a year ago today that you delivered the endorsement to me in […]

Capitol attack was ‘domestic terrorism’, says FBI director – live updates

It is an important day for voting rights as US supreme court justices will today consider whether to uphold two Republican-backed voting restrictions in Arizona in a case that could further weaken the Voting Rights Act, a landmark 1965 federal law that barred racial discrimination in voting. The important voting rights case comes before the […]

White House will not overrule $15 minimum wage decision despite progressives’ plea – live

Democrats and some Republicans have voiced support for the idea of raising the minimum wage, now $7.25, for the first time since 2009, though they disagree on how much. Republican Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton last week proposed an increase to $10 per hour, but said employers should also verify the wage is going […]

Coronavirus live news: UK will face ‘enormous strains’, says chancellor; New Zealand PM says Auckland to go into lockdown for seven days

“I am certainly not going to argue with an eminent scientist but I think what I would say is a week on Monday we are at a moment, a national moment – 10 million children and young people are going to start the process of going back into their schools. “The government today is launching […]

Report finds Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi – live

Report: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Further actions from Biden administration expected Blinken announces ‘Khashoggi Ban’ allowing US visa restrictions CDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid cases Omar leads calls to fire Senate official who blocked $15 wage rise Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing […]

New York district attorney reportedly obtains Trump’s financial records – live

Fauci urges ‘if a vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it’ Pfizer vaccine 94% effective in mass study California sites see misuse of codes meant to prioritize POC At least 400 US healthcare workers have died of Covid since December Trumpism expected to thrive at CPAC Sign up to receive First Thing – […]

Manhattan district attorney reportedly subpoenas Bannon’s financial records – live

The county’s courthouse flags remained at full staff, ignoring DeSantis’ Tuesday order directing its US and Florida state flags to be flown at half-staff. He also ordered the Town of Palm Beach and the State Capitol in Tallahassee to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today. Those flags were lowered. Palm Beach […]

US Senate hears testimony on Capitol riot: ‘These criminals came prepared for war’ – live

Senate hears witness testimony from law enforcement officers Joe and Jill Biden to travel to Texas on Friday DC police chief was ‘surprised’ by reluctance to deploy National Guard AOC criticizes Manchin over targeting of Biden’s nominees of color US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing […]